The board of directors is the Highest Hierarchical Body of the Institution, it has seven members: the Executive President, and six Directors, who are appointed by the Governing Board for 8 year periods, with the exception of the Executive President who is appointed for 4 years.
Board of Directors 2018 – 2022Minister of Tourism Gustavo Alvarado Chaves
Vice President of Board of Directors Federico Barquero
Director Celia Quintana Madriz
Director Gustavo Araya Carvajal
Director Julieta Chan Blanco
Director Pablo Antonio Chacón Zúñiga
Director Federico Barquero Mora
APPOINTMENT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 27 and its amendment state that the Board of Directors will choose amongst the members a Vice President, who will be in the position for one year, with the possibility of reelection. Section 29 indicates that in the event of absence or temporary incapacity of the President, the Vice President will serve as replacement. When both of them are absent from a session, the Board will appoint one of their members as pro tempore President.
NOTICE FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
In regards to the call of the Board of Directors meetings, Section 22 of the ICT Organic Law indicates that the Board of Directors will meet in ordinary meeting once a week and in extraordinary meetings every time one is convened, in agreement with internal regulations.
The quorum in ordinary and extraordinary meetings is formed by four members, and the agreements will be reached by a majority of votes, except in the event of legal provisions stating the contrary. To reach a final agreement the presence of five members is necessary.
Additionally, the Meetings Regulations of the Board of Directors, published in the official newspaper, La Gaceta No. 25 from February 04, 2005, in Section 12 (Second Section), indicates that the Board of Directors will have a Recording Secretary who will take notes, prepare the acts, issue the corresponding files for each meeting, communicate the reached agreements, keep control and comply with them, sign the Official Acts, as well as perform the tasks delegated by the Board that have the purpose of preparing and facilitating the tasks of the Board (e.g. be the Governing Body of Administrative Procedures).
Today, aside from the seven Directors the meetings also have the participation of the General Manager, Legal Consultant, Internal Auditor, and the Recording Secretary.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The responsibilities and tasks of the Board of Directors are stated in Section 26 of the ICT Organic Law, and in Section 3 of the Meetings Regulations of the Board of Directors.
The following decentralized bodies depend on the Board of Directors: